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Spider's Lullaby by acidlullaby Spider's Lullaby by acidlullaby
When I was trying to think up a name for this piece King Diamond's "To the Morgue" popped into my head. Fittingly, the album that song comes from is called "The Spider's Lullaby" and the girl in the picture looks like me, kinda, and I'm "acid lullaby" so I thought it was extremely fitting ^_^, what a good day for naming art.

Anyway, this is a piece of speed painting gone astray, done freehand entirely in Painter Classic with a Wacom Intuos 2 tablet. Essentially to practice light.

About 6 or 7 hours with the program crashing on me every now and then.

Used photos of myself as reference (for some reason taking photos of oneself at 3am always seem like a good idea), had about 6 different photos to help with lighting and the hand...

Gotta say I'm really pleased with how the hand turned out ^_^, it was sort of a fluke.

And Linda Bergkvist's hair painting tutorial really works!

I'm being quite productive this week... ^^

Comments and criticism welcome
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Lillyaja Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome <3
yilin123456732 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011   Digital Artist
i am happy with the hand! so cool!
Sabrina-Phrey Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
This is an awesome pic! Love
kera972 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Student General Artist
i lovely ! bravo
UpFar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
UpFar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
WOW... And I thought that I was good at drawing...
xarathe13th Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
very nice .:)
Togusa76 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, fantastic :wow:
freekykjaden Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
I love her hair and eyeliner...oh, and her eyes too, lol :lol:
Chisato-chan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
we have painter on our computers at school so everytime i go on painter i see ur pic! i think its amazing!
mile2smile Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
I love your work- i still dont have painter and i kick myself everytime i see your work.....
I hope i can check out a tutorial by you when i do get painter.

what is wacom? i dont think ive ever heard of it?
You must be awesome witha brush? do you have any traditional art pieces. i seriously need to look around your gallery!
loves-tears Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Student
its beautiful, sexy, and amazing! i love it! :D :love:
Orangeclementine Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
wow wonderfull :heart: she's very pretty
WanderingxFlame Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
FaMz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Your work of art has been featured --->here<---
wordcutouts Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
I love the dramatic lighting and the reds. I have a Wacom Intuos too. :) it's so easy to become obsessed with it.
very nice work! :heart:
salemabihanna Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
excelent work on the reflected light on the face :D
donno if u intended it, but i thing the drapery is missing a lil bit of reflected light, buts its an awesome peice of work as it is :D
LukeCoComics Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Student Filmographer
wow, obvisouly more deatiled then mine.

unbelievable work, keep it up.
DancingSmily Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
uhh!!!! Looove!!! it is soooo cool more cannot I say!!!
Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
i love her face the expression is amazing
suericfan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
the fabric in this is stunning! not to mention your figure, she really beautiful! :worship:
marmoto Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
jordan8e Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
This is one beautiful piece of artwork!!!
nikassa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. :)
SageFeathers Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
The first detail that caught my eye was the lighting, and then the hair. The skin seems like it's glistening to me as if she had just woken up from a nightmare. Looks wonderful.
ShunketsuKayto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007   Writer
I love it and the drops it looks like she's going somewhere in a hurry and someone's watching her and she knows it. I love all of the emotion in the eyes
Jono2511 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Wowee thats welll nice! amazing gallery!
wildvioletflower Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
it looks real..amazing
very good
invi-chan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
wow, her face is awesome. The color of the skin is really beautiful.
FurryKnight Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
For Speed painting you should be quite pleased.... it turned out very nice...

:relaxed: hmmm more painting by instincts and less thinking.... hmmmmm.. :)

Fantastic..... more please....
kawaii-kari Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
very beautiful! u really did the satin well! and i love the lighting!
pogopuggie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
it's amazing how you can just whip that up in no time at all. impressive.
defective-kittie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
the skin on this image, came out specificly really well. it appears to look alot more natural than the other pictures i have looked at. possibly an effect ( possibly? more than likely id think: P) by how u've applied the highlights and shadows.
: > its very nice. the expression on her face is really nice. good work on the hand as well : > and hte fabrics are also quite nice. the colour, is so rich : > ( one of my favs) <33 good work
ackers Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
Good dramatic lighting.
tosetti Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!:clap: :+fav:
sapphirepixiegold Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
I absolutely love the fear in her eyes. It's completely amazing especially coupled with the strands of spider silk. Great Job!
Hesionka Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006   Digital Artist
that's beautiful! :D
Nikakun Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
woo beautiful girl:)
mimitart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
i love the texture like velvet, and the waterdrops on her hair, simply amazing <3
NekroXIII Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
great as always, nice to see new work
abstractlvr Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
Absolutly stunning work dear! I love her hands, and fingernails! her hair/web is amazing. great work of art, really great!!

OffTheChain2 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful realism cg. lovely lighting...*__*
le9at0 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
awesome work you are pretty good
BrokenKitty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
wow...the lighting is stunning on this peice. I especially like the way the eyes and lips turned out. :clap:
PaulineFrench Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything about this piece is eye catching. Although it's all so beautiful, I think what caught my eye the most is the fabric, wrapped around her. In the regular Zoomed Out view, it looks so real, but when you full view you can see all of your painted details in the work. Obviously we are all artists here, so drawing folds is a common thing for most of us, so I definetly know how annoying folds can be ^^0 You've done such a nice job with them.

I'm not sure of what effect you wanted in her face, obviously because well, you are the artist =), but she looks like she has a large amount of white makeup on her face in some of the brighter areas. Mainly the nose and lips. It makes perfect sense on her cheek and eye lid, but it's confusing with the two mentioned areas. Hopefully our little spider-girl hasn't been getting into any illegal substances XD

Just thought I'd point it out. Better to leave something constructive, than blend in with the crowd =)
acidlullaby Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! the highlights were annoying me too, haha, yeah... i know, I'll work on this some more and then submit it to a book. ^_^ but now, trad painting! yay!
TatsuCross Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
i like it~
WaiLik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
bloody amazing..i would thought that maybe the darker eye would have a small twinkle in it to bring it out from the brighter lightsource
Hakudoushi564 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
Mmmmmm that's all I got to say oh and really good perspective as usual :D
Mehz-merize Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
lovely and mysterious! :heart:
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